Solved And Timed Back-To-Back Rubik’s Cubes

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The popular 1980’s Hungarian puzzle is something that since I was a kid I thought was interesting but never learned to solve until a few years ago. Now, I can consistently solve the Rubik’s Cube, but I am not fast.  In fact, I use a pretty slow algorithm for solving it, but it’s simple and it works.

One thing I had never done before was solve more than one in a row.  I can solve one cube in under two minutes, but could I solve two in under four minutes?  We would find out.

I gave this three shots, and I felt the results were interesting.  First, one of the cubes we had was really, really old.  It didn’t turn so well.  It’s amazing how much that slows you down. 

Also, the second cube was super slow for me each time.  I found that my brain had a tough time working on one right after the other.  I’d like to try this with a third cube sometime to see if I would get used to it or I would become even slower.

I could not solve two in under five minutes, but each time I tried was faster than the last. My last and best time was 5:26:

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